This is the year for Real Techniques as there are so many launches coming up, with some great new brushes, new concepts and new sets – it’s all very exciting! Today I’m showing you three new sets but there’s other stuff coming next month which I’m excited to show you nearer the time. In the meantime, lets have a look at these fabulous new collections.
First up is the Prep & Colour Lip Set which contains four brushes housed in a sleek, metal tube that’s actually quite handy for storage, especially since lip brushes can get a bit gunky so ideally they need to be kept away from other brushes. The idea of this set is that it provides you with everything you could possibly need to create and perfect a flawless lip, so you get a Lip Smoothing Brush which you use with lip balm to gently exfoliate and prepare lips for colour, Lip Lining Brush which is ideal for adding detail (such as an ombre effect), Lip Brush which is lovely and slender for applying lip products and finally, the Lip Fan Brush which is designed for tidy-up, so you can use it with concealer to clean up the lines and get the lip line really sharp. This doesn’t seem to have launched in the UK yet, but you can check it out on the US site (and buy it, if you’re really eager, but remember you’ll have to pay a high postage and import fees) here – link.
The Prep & Prime Set is another highly innovative collection of products designed to take care of the elements often forgotten when it comes to make-up application. First up is the Beauty Spatula, a handy little tool that’ll scoop out the very last remnants of product housed in tricky packaging, then we have the Under Eye Reviver, which I think most of us have seen before, as it’s a roller ball applicator that stays nice and cold, so it cools the eye and reduces puffiness – great for use with cooling gels. Next up is the Prep Brush: this is the product I like the most as it’ll help apply primer; I realise this is quite an easy task, but if you’re too heavy handed with primers then it’s quite easy to reduce the impact of the product, so having a designated brush to help with that is not as unnecessary as it might sound. The final product is one of my all-time favourites, Miracle Complexion Sponge (I’m in the habit of picking up one of these almost every time I visit Boots now – they’re so fab) which comes with a brilliant stand for drying, which is so handy as I have so many of them now, so I can get them all cleaned and dried effectively. This set has launched and it’s £18.74 here – link.
The final collection is really special – I can see myself picking up quite a few back-ups for these – the MultiTech collection, which is just fantastic. The idea is that all brushes are cut in the exact same shape – like a diamond – so you can pinpoint for precision, or buff out for a diffused finish, which means that each brush has no single purpose, and can instead do pretty much anything your imagination will allow; for example, the smaller brushes can be used for eyes, brows, lips, concealer, contour etc, whilst the bigger brushes can be used for base, colour correct, contour, colour etc. These are wonderfully soft and so lovely to use – I’ve been using the L brush to buff in concealer and the finish is so good. The set comes with four brushes and a very handy brush stand (pictured at the top of this post) and the brushes are S, XS, XXS and XXXS and it’s £29.99 here – link. Then there’s an L brush for £15.99 (pictured), XL for £17.99, XXXL for £17.99 (pictured) and finally the 360 Sponge for £9.99, all of which can be found here – link.